Effective Spoken Communication
The majority of my job is advising clients on how to improve public speaking. My advice is always predicated on being yourself, but that’s easier said than done when you’re in the heat of the moment and the adrenaline starts to flow.
Just as the top sportspeople and finest actors make it look easy, so the world’s most inspiring speakers have a calmness and a flow that keeps us captivated. However, as with anyone who’s successfully mastered their craft, the hard work that goes into the final result is very rarely appreciated. The most effective orators over […]
Assertiveness, to some, comes with negative connotations, and it shouldn’t. There is nothing wrong with being assertive; it is a crucial trait of great leaders, as long as it doesn’t stray into aggression.
We speak at 130-140 words per minute. If those 60 seconds are an investor elevator pitch, make those words count.
We help you perfect the fundamentals and include the key elements you require.
Negotiation should be a positive experience for both parties and ultimately, a win-win for both sides. However, when I deliver Negotiation training, I often find clients falling into the same pitfalls that result in a poor result for them or the people they’re negotiating with. Here are a few of the most common pitfalls I […]
Negotiating isn’t easy but it doesn’t need to be difficult. There are a number of techniques and tips that can help remove many of the challenges. We deliver a number of training sessions on this. Find out how to achieve a win-win.
There was a time when I’d ask clients this question and the answer required a thumbnail sketch of their career so far. Nowadays, it leads to an entirely different discussion. As we all present and pitch online, the time you have to capture the attention of the audience doesn’t change; the ability to retain their […]
For many people, giving a presentation is not easy. Doesn’t matter if you are presenting virtually or in person. Some are comfortable standing in front of a crowd, clicker in hand, attempting to impart a message. However, comfort doesn’t necessarily mean competency. I have seen many first-timers ace a presentation and many seasoned professionals make […]
I am regularly asked for public speaking tips from the people I work with. Often people have built up such a fear of public speaking they are convinced they will never be able to do it. The good news is that anyone can become a good public speaker with the right advice and some hard work. Find out how…